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Rogue in the Making

(Studies in Demonology #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  30 reviews
The blood sacrifices have brought rain to Demonside, but across the void, the Warlock College of Vinland is still storing and gathering magic, heedless of the warnings of the international magical community. The underground is full of warlocks who disagree with the college, but do they care about wizards and demons or only about snatching power?

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ebook, 284 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by DSP Publications
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Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered...what happens when worlds collide?

'Rogue in the Making' is the follow up to 'Warlock in Training' and the second book in TJ Nichol's series 'Studies in Demonology' and the first thing I want to say is 'If you haven't read 'Warlock in Training' you probably should. I honestly can't say that you can't read this one without having read the first book but having read it and having read this one...I think I can safely say you'll probably find it a whole lot less confusing
Joyfully Jay
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Oh, I have been waiting for this sequel to Warlock in Training for more than a year, and I greedily grabbed it up as soon as I could. Nichols has created such a facisntating and well developed world in this series, and I couldn’t wait to escape back into it and see where the adventure would take Angus and Saka next. This book is so much more than romance, though there are those elements (albeit in a somewhat untraditional way), but it’s about right and wrong, good
Steph ☀️
Soooooo goooooooood! Review to come. 💚💜🧡
Chris, the Dalek King
While I’m not going to go into a whole lot of spoilers for this book, I will have to talk about several things that will be spoilers for book one, so if you haven’t read Warlock in Training yet, and still intend to, I’d advise you give this review a miss. I’m basically going to be spoiling the climax of book one in this review, so if you go further here it might make the reading experience a bit less enjoyable.

So, now that all that is handled…

Rogue in the Making opens up shortly after the end of
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sf, m-m
Nothing much happened, despite the fact the book was fairly lengthy. The Resistance is evil too, blah blah. We are from two different worlds, blah blah. Hey surprise, let's make this a m/m/m book.

Maybe something will happen in the third one?
Elaine White
Book – Rogue in the Making (Studies in Demonology #2)
Author – T.J. Nichols
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 284
Cover – Gorgeous
POV – 3rd person, dual character POV
Would I read it again – Yes!
Genre – LGBT, Fantasy, Paranormal, Demons
Content Warning – love triangle, blood magic, sex magic, sacrifice

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

I've been waiting what feels like forever for this book to come out. Book 1 ended on a semi-cliffhanger, certainly a HFN, a
I liked the direction this story moved things along to overall. I wasn't particularly enjoying the love triangle that was introduced in the first book, but as everything goes to hell in a hand basket in this book I liked the direction ultimately looks to be taking things with that.

I like Angus and Saka together. They're different and those differences drive them to learn more about each other. Terrance on the other hand was a little on the outs for me. As another human he didn't intrigue me as
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
i personally liked the first book better then this one but this one was really good also. it was enjoyable and fast paced. the characters interesting and made me smile. it was a good story with lots of action and adventure.
Serena Yates
As more details emerge about this story’s world where Demonside and Humanside need to be in balance to survive, the stakes increase as new dangers come out of the woodwork. The Warlock College of Vinland is as unscrupulous as ever, but the underground turns out to be less than reliable and just as power-hungry as the “official” warlocks running the College. It puts Angus right in the middle, questioning his loyalties and forcing him to look at the entire situation in a new light. He desperately ...more
Karolina Cebula
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With Saka at his side, Angus recovers form the wound that almost killed him, while the mages teach magic to a group of young wizards, and the sacrifices provided by the underground bring beneficial rain to Demonside. On the face of it, everything seems to be great, and the alliance between people and demons against the Warlock College seems to be able to bring desired results. But when the leaders of the underground start to break the covenant rules and resort to threats to ensure full cooperati ...more
Serena Yates
As more details emerge about this story’s world where Demonside and Humanside need to be in balance to survive, the stakes increase as new dangers come out of the woodwork. The Warlock College of Vinland is as unscrupulous as ever, but the underground turns out to be less than reliable and just as power-hungry as the “official” warlocks running the College. It puts Angus right in the middle, questioning his loyalties and forcing him to look at the entire situation in a new light. He desperately ...more
I would rate this 4.5 stars.

Angus is straddling two words, now considered a rogue warlock and wanted by the College and police, he is protected by the underground. He has been training in Demonside as an apprentice to his demon, Saku, but he can't stay there as he'll be drained of power and die. He can only get back to Humanside with the help of the underground opening the void for him to return. They have their own agenda besides rebalancing the magic to save the world. On the other hand, it is
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Reviewed for Rainbow Gold Reviews. A copy was provided n exchange for an honest review.

After finishing this book, my nerves were jangling and I could barely sit still to write the review because I wanted to continue reading the last book in the series to see how this trilogy would end. After the events in the first book, Angus’s father kicking him out and trying to kill him, Angus is at the mercy of Demonside and the underground. Angus begins living a not secret double life. In Demonside, Angus
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review An Alisa Review:

Rating: 5 stars out of 5

I was so excited to see Angus and Saka again and I was disappointed. This story was just as in depth and thought out as the last one. This story seems to pick up just after the last book when Angus and the trainees are in demonside following Angus’ injury. This book was even more trying for these characters as they continue to try and help both worlds.

The story’s focus was still primarily on solving the problem o
Kathryn Manzella
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rogue in the Making is the second book in the Studies in Demonology series by TJ Nichols. This series just captured my attention and I am devouring these books... the world building is just so well done and I love the descriptions. And the characters just stand out to me and beg to tell me about their story. I found myself conflicted.. wishing I could read faster to find out more and not wanting to read so fast so that it never ends. It is filled with mysteries, conspiracies, betrayals, jealousy ...more
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second installment of the Studies In Demonology series is as engaging and thrilling as the first one,if not more so. Angus is caught in a net of corruption and betrayal, never knowing who to trust. Thankfully he can find solace with Saka and Terrence, each moment with them all the more precious considering the danger they're all in.

Rogue In The Making ads more interesting characters to the mix,more risks, more magic...more love. The story is fast paced and I've been on the edge of my seat al
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this series (of 3 books) - all 3 must be read in order and together tell the complete story and this is the 2nd book. The first 2 aren't really cliffhangers, they end that part of the book but the overall story doesn't end until the 3rd. I found the world to be intricate and well-crafted enough that it really enhanced the story without detracting or distracting too much. The MC's (there are 3 by the end of the series) were so different - perfectly imperfect for each other and not your typi ...more
John-Torleif  Harris
Strong addition to this series

The second book in a trilogy is always the most difficult to get right. I thought that the shift from the underground being good, to them revealing their corruption was a bit precipitous. I would have preferred to either have a greater sense of foreshadowing, or a more gradual revelation of their true intentions.

Once again, Angus proved stronger than he believed himself to be, and certainly stronger than his enemies gave him credit for. I’m excited to see how he wil
Virginia Lee
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in the Studies in Demonology
We get to see more of Angus, Terrance & Saka. We see the journey that these 3 go through to be together even when they are always be threaten. They want to see some peace between the humans and demons. We see that Vinland is slowing starting to unravel and what is happening in the rest of the world. What will happen next for these characters. cant wait for the next book recommend this book do need to read in order so have a full understanding of t
Christina's Bookshelf

We waited over a year for the second installment to the Studies of Demonology series and I have to say that I was NOT disappointed. My heart raced, it cried, it was set ablaze with anger, and it morned.

I can't wait to see what book #3 brings us!!!

You can see my full review here: Christinas-Bookshelf
Aug 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: queer
Clairement un tome de transition dans lequel il ne se passe pas grand chose et où l’histoire avance très peu.
Aussi, l’auteur a la curieuse manie de ne pas écrire certaines scènes pivot. Il fait un cliff en fin de chapitre, le chapitre suivant il y a un saut dans le temps et il se contente de résumer la scène censée faire suite au cliff en 2-3 phrases. C’est déroutant, ça fait retomber toute la tension et perdre tout intérêt à la scène concernée. :/
Beth Laycock
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Another fantastic book in the Demonology series! This book had me torn, so I felt for poor Angus. The world building was as good as ever & the deceit and lies only increased. Just who can Saka & Angus trust apart from each other? And an ending guaranteed to keep you hooked & diving straight into the next book.

I received an ARC of this book to review for Rainbow Romance Reads.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a series. I can't wait to see how the next book goes. So many things are up in the air right now. I'm biting my nails on how it's all going to turn out. The characters are just great. They are so indepth. There is something constantly going on. It's a page turner. I'm hoping it all works out in the end.
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Heart-felt and emotional! Things heat up in this second installment. Danger stalks our heroes around every corner leaving us wondering what will happen next.
I was left on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I loved the suspense and action throughout the story. I can’t wait to see how things end.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely amazing, it had me captivated from the moment I began reading it. I was completely drawn into this book and I loved that it had interesting twists, I didn't know what to expect and I LOVED that!

It was a wonderful follow up to book one and I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Ben Mcpeake
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance, 2020
Not as good as the first book because the first half was quite astruggle for me and i didn't enjoy it but the second half made up for it and more. I am very excited to see where this series is going to end up :) 6/10
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
4.25 stars
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-mm, poly
Even better than the first book, which I already loved! This capitalized perfectly on all the great work the first one did setting everything up. As all the relationships deepen, the romantic end game gets fuzzier and fuzzier, but I'm enjoying the ride. It all still feels very natural and organic to the story even if it's getting riskier by the day for Angus' heart. It's hard to feel anywhere near as invested in Terrance as I am in Saka and Angus since they are by far the MCs with Terrance playi ...more
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, though somewhat less than the previous installment. The stakes are higher and the emotions run hotter. There’s more action in this book, or at least, more implied action. A lot of things take place off-page and we learn about them through the reports of the narrators. Rogue in the Making feels slower, more ponderous, than Warlock in Training. A lot of times, I found myself wanting more details about certain things but totally done with the details about the minutia.
So many
Nicole Harley
rated it it was amazing
Jul 18, 2019
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TJ Nichols is an avid runner and martial arts enthusiast who first started writing as child. Many years later while working as a civil designer, TJ decided to pick up a pen and start writing again. Having grown up reading thrillers and fantasy novels, it’s no surprise that mixing danger and magic comes so easily, writing urban fantasy allows TJ to bring magic to the every day.

T.J. also writes gay

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Studies in Demonology (3 books)
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